7029979: (fs) Path.toRealPath(boolean) should be toRealPath(LinkOption...)
forax at univ-mlv.fr
Wed Mar 23 06:26:10 PDT 2011
On 03/23/2011 01:37 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> Early versions of the file system API used a boolean parameter to
> indicate if symbolic links should be followed or not. These methods
> has long been changed to use LinkOption and the varargs syntax. There
> is one remaining method in the API that still uses a boolean and I'd
> like to get this cleaned up before the doors close on jdk7. The method
> is Path.toRealPath where the parameter indicates if symbolic links are
> resolved or not. The webrev with the proposal is here:
> (Sherman - I've included an updated to the zip provider as it is
> impacted by this change).
In my opinion, you should decouple LinkOption from the type used in
to allow to specify any other options (not only link options).
I propose to introduce PathResolverOption as a supertype of LinkOption
with toRealPath declared toRealPath(PathResolverOption... options).
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